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Sep 17, 2012 8:00am PDT
until we choose the next president of the united states and this week the candidates are crisscrossing key battleground states trying to sway those undecided voters. president obama is heading for the key swing state of ohio right now with stops planned in cincinnati and columbus. he is hoping to win the state's 18 electoral votes, come november. governor mitt romney is in california where he is talking to hispanic voters, a key voting bloc that could decide the election. he is also launching a new batch of campaign ads laying out specifics exactly how he would govern. listen. >> got to balance the budget. you've got to cut the deficit. you've got to stop spending more money than we take in. an finally, champion small business. have tax policies, regulations and health care policies that help small business. we put those in place we'll add 12 million new jobs in four years. jon: let's talk about it with shane april, editor of campaigns and elections magazine. shane, the republican establishment, if you want to call it that was sometimes critical of the romney campaign saying they weren
FOX News
Sep 15, 2012 3:00am PDT
the world, american embassies and even german and british beamtions are on high alert. united states marines so-called fast teams. teams to secure embassies are being dispatched throughout the middle east to ensure the safety of our personnel abroad in many public squares across the middle east, flags are being burned and embassies are attempting to be entered by some of these protesters. a terrifying map if you think about it it includes not just countries you would expect to experience unrest. countries like tunisia that you would think relatively unstable. that as it at this that that that -- >> jay carney, the white house press secretary says something eyebrow-raising and interesting yesterday when he was asked what the source of all this unrest is. let's listen: this is a fairly volatile situation not in response to united states policy. not to to obviously the administration or the american people. it is response to it a video, a film that we have a judged to be reprehensible and disgusting. that in no way justifies any violent reaction to it, but this is not a case of protest directe
FOX News
Sep 23, 2012 1:00pm PDT
states citizens should not be denied by the united states. the issue are they putting roadblocks to get more voter suppression to, to make the process more difficult? if there was supposed to be a period of public comment, why didn't the secretary of state do that? >> heather: is that the issue to have the right to vote? >> here the voter suppression that i'm concerned with. i'm concerned about the suppression of my vote and your vote, of every single voted that is legitimate vote is being tampered down by illegal votes. there are thousands being cast all the the time and it doesn't take that many illegal votes to sway an election. >> i love you dearly but the fact there are thousands and thousands of illegal votes is absolutely non-proven. >> heather: that is not. have you not seen our series right here on fox done by our own eric shawn weekly talking about the issue. >> i don't mean to intererupted but in michigan there is a study that has proven there was 1400 dead people that voted and hundred illegal felons that voted in the last few elections in michigan alone. voters in florida t
FOX News
Sep 16, 2012 3:00am PDT
to be the standard security in high risk consuls and embassies that the united states has around the world and that includes no low refile armored vehicles, the vehicles that have the tires that will continue to operate even if they're shot out. and other security measures were not there on the ground. general jack keane commented on the security that was missing here on fox. >> there's been a pattern of attacks all through the summer. so we have a pat he tern of specific aggressive attacks and finally, our consulate is attacked. now, that's a movement that's doing that and that is coordinated. i don't think any film, even 9/11 maybe the day they chose to do it because of its significance, but that's certainly people who are out of power, there are moderates in power in libya, they want it undermine that government and foreign powers assisting that government are the target. common sense will tell you that our security for that ambassador and that consulate was totally inadequate. and after we do that assessment and we're putting the proper security in place, rest assured whatever it looks
FOX News
Sep 29, 2012 6:00am EDT
and federal taxes. if the united nations gets its way the united states tax me g.e.d.en could go global. >> just how friendly are our skies? "fox & friends" begins right now. snet ♪ >> good saturday morning, everyone. welcome in to "fox & friends" on this early fall morning. coming up in just about a half an hour we are going to talk about whether or not spanking should be considered a form of child abuse. one state is actually moving, perhaps, to make it that way. you could be locked up as a result of it. >> looking forward to that debate. we will answer that question. which one of us three is the funniest reporter in new york? we'll not give you any clues. >> no clues. >> i said no -- >> more on that later on in the program. >> meanwhile the top story, the news that has consumed us for the better part of two weeks now. that is what happened in benghazi? why was the message coming out of the administration so muddled at best and misleading at worse? when did they know that it was a terrorist attack? why won't the president actually use the term terrorist attack? well, yesterday there
FOX News
Sep 29, 2012 3:00am PDT
.n. general assembly. probably not likely to be instituted or supported by the united states who is already the biggest contribute ter to the u.n. over 20% of the u.n. budget. here is what has been proposed. a 1% tax on billion nargs around the world. a tax on all currency trading in the u.s. a tiny tax on all financial transactions. >> how tiny? >> not sure. >> new taxes on carbon emissions and on airline tickets. this has for the past year these ideas have been bandied about and the overall overarching goal would be to help transfer money from richations like the united states to poor developing countries. now, what's interesting is that this would be entered into the actual record of what was discussed discussed it at t. when reported on this. they were suddenly sent an unsolicited statement from the u.s. mission to the u.n. the united states opposes taxes. any source of revenue should remain under the control of national authorities. this is an idea that has been kicked around for years. fortunately it hasn't gone anywhere nor will it. >> in other words, we didn't think the
FOX News
Sep 19, 2012 3:00am PDT
income in the united states, bringing it to the lowest level since 1995. gretch, over to you and peter johnson. >> gretchen: thanks very much. egyptian authorities are seek the death penalty now for seven christians living in the united states. for their part in producing that anti-islamic film that sparked violent protests across the middle east. so do you think that's harsh? well, then there is this, a conservative web site,, reports the u.s. state department could be currently in negotiations with the egyptians to transfer one of their citizens to terrorists back home. that man you've seen, known as the blind sheik, serving a life sentence for his part in the 1993 world trade center bombing. here with more is fox news legal analyst peter johnson, jr. >> hi. >> gretchen: so this is a claim by, fox has not been able to confirm this. state department spokesperson was asked about it yesterday and she denied this transfer might be going on. >> denied. but president morsi raised this issue, president of egypt in the campaign before he became president. so ther
FOX News
Sep 21, 2012 3:00am PDT
. they are admitting 1300 guns that are not accounted for in mexico and the united states. many of them are aka assault rifles. two of them were found in a site that killed briantery. dark knight shooter ditching the joker costume. james holmes appeared in court without dyed hair. he seemed to pay attention and smiled as prosecutors dropped their fight to get the notebook. it contained violent description of a planned attack. look at shocking video. a soccer player picked up a live grenade and toss itself off to the size before it explodes. it happened in the asian quarter match and believed that someone threw it on the field. no one was hurt but the game was called. those are your headlines this morning. >> eric: that is unbelievable. and replacing russian football? >> brian: good thing. and that would be 20 minute to review the grenade on the field and realized it was illegal. you are talking about the game where the giants won. we'll have highlights later. most people are saying it was a week since the benghazi attacks and amazing how the administration has been off message despite the evidence on t
Sep 28, 2012 2:35am EDT
in the united states. >> reporter: the hackers have not been able to steal any money in these attacks or disrupt financial markets. but authorities fear the next j generation of wide scale cyberadults could be far more devastating. to be clear no money has been stolen yet. many people trying to bank online could not for a time get access to their accounts. you can see how that could make it difficult for a small business. so that's why tonight the government is work sowing hard to locate and block these ongoing attacks. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. >>> now to politics and 39 days until the election. but a lot of people don't have to wait until november 6. the first votes in the 2012 presidential election have been cast. early balloting got under way in iowa. president obama has three fundraisers in washington tonight. after spending yesterday in virginia, where he hammered away at mitt romney's comments about the 47%. meanwhile, the republican challenger also spent the day in virginia focusing on the economy and new numbers showing growth is slower than we thought. after campaigning in p
Sep 1, 2012 4:00pm PDT
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Sep 13, 2012 2:35am EDT
. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. >> reporter: on tuesday, 20 militants, firing ought matting weapons and rocket propelled grenades stormed the american consulate in benghazi. the main building of the consulate was quickly on fire. at least four of the americans are believed to have died from smoke inhalation. no one was shot. for more than five hours, after the attack, the state department could not confirm ambassador stevens' whereabouts. his body was not recovered for 12 hours. >> libyans helped some of our diplomats find safety and carried ambassador stevens' body to the hospital where we trajically learned that he had died. >> reporter: the president emphasized the libya attack was carried out by a rogue group of militants and won't damage the u.s. relationship with the libyan government which vowed its cooperation. a terror group affiliated with al qaeda claimed responsibility for the attack. officials believe it was a pre-planned attack, possibly timed to the september 11th anniversary. and not linked to an anti-muslim fil
Sep 13, 2012 1:40am PDT
their lives because they believe that the united states must be a force for peace and progress in the world. >> jonathan karl, abc news, washington. >> certainly seemed like a good man. president obama said the united states flag will fly at half staff until sunset september 16th. >> 52 years old described as gentle, an idealist. couple stories to relate about chris stevens. john mccain says i guarantee you one thing, chris stevens did not want for us to abandon libya. he was living in a hotel room in benghazi under the threat of death every day, mccain said. he was a brave and wonderful man. he was down to earth. they loved him. another story is that he, wrangled a ride on a greek cargo ship and sailed into the rebel stronghold of benghazi. throughout it all -- >> stayed in a hotel. a car bomb in the parking lot. they had to leave the hotel. this guy really was a brave man. >> again, this was his third tour in libya. and the people really loved him and revered him there. >> stay with abc for the latest. as the events in libya unfold. >> we'll have updates on "america this morning" and late
Sep 21, 2012 1:00am PDT
most bipartisan in the united states senate. i was recently named by "washingtonian" magazine as least partisan senator. the key is to do it together truly in a bipartisan manner. we drew a line in the sand collectively and in a bipartisan way. we need to sit down in a room in a bipartisan manner. the only way we're going to get this done is to actually work together in a truly bipartisan manner and i'm the only one in this room right now who's going to be doing that. being the second most bipartisan senator right now, i've been doing it since i got there. >> there isn't even an -- that "r" next to my name, it stands for the "r" that's in bipartisan. i'm no republican, pay no attention to the "r." i abbreviate things from the middle. every senate republican, every republican candidate for the united states senate has a problem in his or her race right now. and the problem in all of those senate races for republican candidate is this man. mitt romney. the republican party's current standard bearer. republican senate candidate george allen of virginia in his debate this afternoon was ask
FOX News
Sep 9, 2012 7:00pm PDT
see the center of the storm passing east of bermuda. it is not a direct let to the united states but even so we are not at tin the path. some people can still feel the effects. maria molina is in the weather center. >> people living across new england and down to the mid atlantic will feel it. it is a large storm system. fortunately it has not strengthened can iing santly. it remained a tropical storm. we have had dry air working its way toward the center of the system. it is very large it goes 500 miles from one end to the other end of the storm. that is why it is difficult for less leslie to try to strengthen. it spared bermuda from the worst of the storms through out the day today. those conditions should begin to improve as we pull away from the storms. 60 miles to the north and 14 miles per hour through the storm this far north in latitude. back when we were talking about land fall in far eastern portions of land fall. hair lice like we mentioned we are not expecting any precipitation but dangerous conditions will be possible for rip current and dangerous conditions for boat
FOX News
Sep 19, 2012 6:00am PDT
this is symbolic. the egyptian arrest warrants don't have any meaning in the united states. it stems from last tuesday here near the u.s. embassy in cairo where these protests all began. when they marched down towards the embassy. they ripped down the american flag to protest the movie. now the egyptian court wants to arrest seven coptic christians and one u.s. pastor allegedly behind this film. that is interesting i sat down with one of the organizers of one. protests a couple days ago, a man with very strong ties to al qaeda. he told me wants people tried by sharia law. under sharia law you are convicted of the insulting the prophet muhammad and don't repent you are executed. this move i about the egyptian courts shows how much egypt changed in 18 months. we went to a place a moderate islamic state to one really kowtowing to the demands of hard-line islamists and here demanding people's arrests, bill. bill: we watched it all flare up on friday last week. what is your sense of the violence, the potential of violence throughout the region? will it get worse? will it escalate or not, leland? >>
Sep 15, 2012 5:00am PDT
. thank you. >>> the bodies of the four am in the united states. u.s. marines saluted the coffins at andrews air base. those killed were ambassador chris ste vaccines, first ambassador killed in the line of duty in 33 years. navy s.e.a.l.s tyrone woods and glenn dougherty and sean smith. third coffins arrived on friday. at the memorial service both secretary of state hillary clinton and president obama spoke about putting an end to the violence. >> it is senseless, and it is totally unacceptable. the people of egypt, libya, yemen and tunisia did not trade the tyranny of a dictator for a tyranny of a mob. >> we will bring to justice those who took them from us. we will stand fast against the violence on our diplomatic missions. we will continue to do everything in our power to protect americans serving overseas -- >> u.s. embassies around the world issued alerts advising americans to review their security measures. for more we turn to margaret brennan. what are american embassies doing at this point? >> they are pretty much on lock down. you have a real focus on securing the perime
Sep 21, 2012 12:00pm PDT
. easy to deal with no seeds and that is why they're the most popular ones is in the united states. >> and back one more time to the big historic moment that happened right here in the bay area. the space shuttle endeavor farewell fly over. the famous spacecraft made low- level passes over bay area landmarks including the golden gate bridge and moffett field. the shuttle is about to finish its journey in los angeles where it will spend his retirement in a museum. >> we have new video of that shuttle over the hollywood sign. how cool is that? its final trip began florida in wednesday and stopped in houston and made it out to california yesterday and then you can catch all the highlights on eyewitness news tonight at 5:00. right now if you want to check it out, cbs sf .com, lots of pictures on facebook and twitter as well. >> that is a rap for us. the news at noon, have a great weekend.
Sep 6, 2012 2:35am EDT
claims uncover secrets hidden from everyday americans. >> the united states government give away tens of billions of dollars a year that you never have to pay back. >> misha: billions of dollars that he claims are available, but the government is covering up. >> these are paybacks, so they make sure that the lobbyists and the corporate donors get the free money from the government. >> misha: trudeau should know. >> i'm a former insider who's come out and shared information that the government and various corporations don't want people to know about. >> misha: in fact, the him from appearing on tv, and he fears his book may be next. trudeau's claims on the surface appear outrageous. we figured we'd find out pretty quickly if this is a scam or not by putting them to the test. ...he is claiming there's some $33 billion out there that the government is holding. would you believe me if i told you that there's billions of dollars out there? >> i would think no... that, that sounds nuts. >> i think i'd know if i'm missing money. >> misha: but even more surprising, how simple trudeau says it
Sep 17, 2012 7:00am PDT
, or is this something much deeper, a long simmering distrust of the united states? >> it's all the above. it's much long-simmering resentment of the united states. it has some legitimate reasons, but it's essentially a pretext, and it is not really about religion. it's about politics and world power. it's about what's taking place in these countries that are going through a tremendous complex, painful transition. take egypt, for instance, extremists and islamists with different interpretations of islam competing with the mainstream islamist group in egypt which is the muslim brotherhood. >> right. >> they whipped up frenzy against the movie initially, and then the president, who is very cynical, was looking to protect his flanks so he called for more demonstrations instead of containing the demonstrations or condemning them so what you have is a competition in egypt as to who is going to shape the future of egypt, and using this movie as a pretext. >> which raised the question. is this about the united states really at all, or is this about uncertainty in these people's own futures and their religious l
Sep 28, 2012 1:40am PDT
if the united states, this time of year, an election year, is ready to sort of draw that line and stand with israel. >> exactly. >> at this point. >> yeah. and i don't know that necessarily agreeing to bomb iran doesn't mean they're not necessarily standing with israel. but you're right -- at this point, i don't think anything dramatic like that happens before before. >> that's what i mean. to -- >> before november. >> stand with israel on drawing the red line right now. because, the election is, is a month away. >> we shall see. >> we shall see. >>> the filcmaker behind the anti-muslim movie that sparked violent protests across the arab world has been arrested in california. a federal judge ordered nakoula basseley nakoula detained saying he is a flight risk. officials say he had eight probation violations stemming from a 2010 check fraud conviction. prosecutors say he'll likely be placed in protective custody. >>> and it was back to business for the real nfl refs last night as they returned from their lockout to officiate the browns/ravens game in baltimore. ch
Sep 22, 2012 2:00pm EDT
of the united states but more condemning the attack that took place on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. people taking to the streets yesterday in the thousands demanding democracy, but more importantly, demanding an end to these extremist militias whom people and the government here say were behind that attack that took the lives of four americans. at night on friday, hundreds of these pro democracy demonstrators began taking situations into their own hands and storming various headquarters of known militias in the city of benghazi, including the headquarters of the militia, and if you'll remember, the libyan government has said that it has detained individuals who are part of that group in association with the attack on the u.s. consulate although they say the group as a whole was not behind that assault. >> thank you so much for that reporting. meantime, president barack obama and u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton will be heading to new york next week for a meeting of the u.n. general assembly. the violence in the muslim world will likely be high on their talking points. they say the p
Sep 28, 2012 7:00am EDT
. this is an election for president of the united states -- >> right, no, and i would agree with you on that and that's not what i'm saying so i'll stop you there if i can. i agree with you on that. i'm not saying how you look, i guess you would say how you can command and navigate a debate is, might be equally as important to the specifics of what you're saying. which is not quite how you look. >> well, but it has to do with, look, when president obama was elected, he got elected on a blank slate, or see in me what you want to see in me. then what happened was, what he saw was tax increases and growth of government, joblessness remaining high for 43 months, are big concerns. that is what people want to think about. and quite frankly, i think that if all the media will talk about in these presidential debates is how someone looked and did they have their shoulders high, et cetera, that's a glamour contest. when i talk to families they want to know what does this mean for our kids? what does this mean for us and jobs? and that's going to be the big takeaway. the substance later on, not just how someon
FOX News
Sep 24, 2012 8:00am PDT
economy and lack of job creation here in the united states. there has been lots of talk to, patti ann, in the past 24 hours about president obama beginning to open up a lead nationally and in a lot of battleground states on governor romney and that republicans are very worried what may happen in the next few weeks. watch for the romney campaign to really begin to step it up this week. patti ann. patti ann: we have a lot more on the latest polls and the campaign. john roberts live in colorado, thank you. jon: new controversy surrounding the so-called redistribution speech, the one then state senator barack obama gave back in 1998. "the daily caller" has obtained the full audio recording and in it mr. obama not only said he favored spreading the wealth he weighed in on the bipartisan welfare reform newt gingrich and president clinton hammered out saying quote, i did not entirely agree with and probably would have voted against at the federal level but one good thing that comes out of it, it essentially deseg a gates the welfare population. now you just have one batch of folks that is in
FOX News
Sep 6, 2012 8:00am PDT
been informed that barack obama is now our party's official nominee for president of the united states of america. [cheers and applause] ♪ >> congratulations, mr. president. congratulations, america. jenna: that look like a great workout. [laughter] jon: jane fonda. they are working out, they are partying in charlotte, aren't they? wow. jenna: certainly a lot of movement and a lot of excitement. jon: a lot of happiness there. and now the voters decide. good morning to you, i'm jon scott. jenna: hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee, and we're live at the democratic national convention as president obama gets ready for his big night tonight where he will accept his party's nomination for a second term. but another democratic star stole the show last night. three guesses, jon. jon: could it be bubba? jenna: that's right. in a nearly 50-minute speech, bill clinton fired up the crowd, warning the country not to return the white house to republican control while offering a stirring endorsement of president obama. take a listen. >> we democrats, we think the country works better with a strong middl
FOX News
Sep 21, 2012 8:00am PDT
lots going on in the middle east and here in the united states as well. martha: a busy day ahead. thanks for being here, gregg. >> my pleasure. martha: bill will be be back here on monday. see you on monday. "happening now" starts five or six seconds from now. have a great weekend. bye, everybody. jon: a fox news alert and we're continuing to keep an eye on the swat situation underway right now in situation. both pittsburgh and fbi s.w.a.t. teams are on the scene of a hostage situation taking place on the 16th floor of a downtown highway. the cw brightsman company we understand is the setting for all of this. an ex-military man we're told walked into that office this morning where apparently he used to work. asked for one individual in particular and has now taken hostages. it is not absolutely clear that the one person that he named is the person who is being held hostage. there might be as many as two hostages. we're told no shots have been fired. unknown weaponry involved and police say they have a visual wall on the suspect the they know who he is. they have brought his mothe
Sep 12, 2012 1:40am PDT
. a magnificent building. >> it's going to be the tallest in the united states. >> tallest building in the united states. that's right. even taller than the building, still sears tower in chicago. i know you know chicago. >> hancock building. >> there you go. >> we can call it the sears. >> the willis. >> what you talking about, willis. >> used to be the second largest, the hancock, the willis. call it sears tower. >> let's just move on. >>> all right. there is still no sign of a breakthrough in chicago. teachers strike enters day three at 350,000 students remaining out of the classroom. the union president says they're miles apart from reaching any agreements. more from abc's alex perez. >> reporter: union teachers holding strong at the picket line in chicago, refusing to back down. >> we did not start this fight. >> reporter: the fight is about a program that would eventually base as much as 40% of a teacher's evaluation on standardized test scores, a formula that union argues will unfairly cost teachers their jobs. mayor rahm emanuel believes the new measure will help turn around the district'
Sep 23, 2012 6:00am PDT
.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. egypt's new president is calling on the united states to change its attitude toward the arab world. in an interview in "new york times," mohammed morsi says his country wants friendship but the united states must respect the cultural differences of the arab world. a salmonella outbreak has prompted a peanut butter recall. it involves the creamy salted valencia variety sold in trader joe's stores. the tainted peanut butter has sickened at least 29 people in 18 states. police plan to charge the man who was mauled by a tiger after jumping into the bronx zoo's tiger den. the 25-year-old is said to have told investigators that he wanted, in his words, to be one with the tiger. the hospital says he is in stable condition, physically anyway. mickey hart, the drummer for grateful dead joined a neurologist for a presentation at the national convention of the a.a.r.p. in new orleans. their topic, the positive effects of music on the brain. among other things they said music helps to offset the mental declines of aging. in the netherlands some uninvited guests ruined a g
Sep 19, 2012 7:00am PDT
voters are not disenfranchised. >> moscow times reports united states is closing its russian office of the agency for international development at the request of the russian government. the kremlin claims the u.s. is behind widespread pro-democracy progress. the u.s. says they'll find a new way to promote democracy. >>> wall street journal says mortgage loans are at a 16-year low. 17 billion mortgages were funded last year, down 10% from the year before. the reason? weak demand for mortgages and tighter lending standards. >>> "usa today" reports on claims that the nfl replacement referees are vulnerable to corruption. gamble i gambling experts and sports book operators say the reps have more incentive to throw a game for cash because they have less to lose. tomorrow on cbs "cbs this morni we'll look at the replacement rechlt fs and the critics who say they put players' health and >>> this national weather report sponsored by new and improved dove deepwater body wash now with other gentler cleansers ever. >> a write on a scrap of papyrus discovered for the first time. jae sues said m
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Sep 22, 2012 3:00am PDT
not authorize the fast and furious operation that allowed 2000 weapons from the united states, mexico, and they were in the drug trafficking hands. i think that 200 mexicans might have died and also american agent brian terry. there is a report that 14 agents were responsible for the operation. shouldn't attorney general eric holder. he should have known about that and if he didn't, should you fire him? >> first of all, i think it's important for us to understand that the fast and furious program was a field initiated program begun under the previous administration. when eric holder found out about it, he discontinued it. but i will will tell you that eric holder has my complete confidence because he has shown himself to be willing to hold accountable those who took these actions. >> so this notion that the idea that it started previous administration and as jake tapper points out in a piece this morning that no it didn't start under the actual gun walking did but not the fast and the fearous actual program. >> nine months into the obama administration. fast and furious is as a progra
Sep 23, 2012 4:00am PDT
a turnaround. we got a campaign that's tied with an incumbent president of the united states. >> while he seizes on the president's line that he can't change washington from the inside. but the romney campaign is changing. with aides promising an intense batt battleground schedule. campaigning in virginia. he doesn't lead in any battleground states. but the campaign is making inroads in wisconsin. not surprisingly the president hoping to block any momentum visited. even though he won this state by 14 points, the president admits this year is harder in wisconsin. >> i don't believe in just looking out for workers or businesses or rich or poor, or 53% or 47%, i'm going to look out for everybody. that's why i'm running for a second term. that's why i need your vote. >> that's what the president wants to talk about when he's out on the campaign trial. romney's 47% comment. by the way, that was the president's first visit to wisconsin in 220 days showing just how team obama hoping to blunt any momentum romney may gain in those battleground states. >>> for more on all of this, let's bring in th
Sep 28, 2012 5:30pm PDT
in the united states was a ford taurus. tonight it has been two decades of frustration, expletives, could pounding and chest thumping because the bicycle ride people love to hate and they're gearing up for their 20th birthday party. joe vasquez is here with a big frustrating, or fun, depending on your point of view, birthday bash, for critical mass. >> a couple thousand people have gathered already, perhaps more than that, you can see the crowd at justin herman plaza and as i walk right at people from different countries, a man from italy, one from brazil, a couple from canada, the costumes are interesting, very colorful, if they're wearing them, there are at least five naked men in the crowd. and the atmosphere is very festive as they're celebrating two decades of taking over the streets of san francisco. >> on the last friday of the month, for 20 years, they have mounted their bicycles and claude san fransisco traffic.
Sep 3, 2012 9:00am EDT
in the united states. the council for economic research ranked 300 cities coast-to-coast. i was not surprised to see honolulu on this list of number three. >> number three, that's right. they based these numbers on the cost of consumer services from grocery items to housing, health care, transportation. san francisco also on the list at number four. not surprising considering housing is scares there. >> look at that. >> san jose not far behind. but number one on the list, manhattan. i don't think that's a surprise to anyone. what's interesting how they break out the boroughs, brooklyn, queens in the top ten. >> it's been like this for a while and people keeping moving here in tiny apartments for $5 million. >> no escape anywhere in new york you go. >> least expensive place to live, harlyn again, texas, comes in as least expensive, memphis, tennessee, mcallen, texas, a lot of texas towns. >> that's all in the south which you're seeing a lot of businesses move, especially to atlanta, for example, which isn't on the list, but texas, my home state temple, texas, not far from where i was born didn
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